(From L) Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, Indian film maker Mira Nair, Mexican-Kenyan Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Mutesi's chess coach Robert Katende pose in Kampala on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ ISAAC KASAMANI
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After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a "queen", starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.Nyong'o is portraying Katende's wife, Harriet, in the highest profile film project to come to Uganda since the 2006 movie "The Last King of Scotland" about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, which garnered an Oscar for Forest Whitaker in the title role."It's not very often that you see a positive image of Africa on screen".Despite her Kenyan roots, Ugandans are also proud of Nyong'o, and part of her Oscar speech is painted on the wall of a local cafe.
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